Journal Forum on Writing at the University: Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies [6 NOV]

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The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies seeks submissions to a forum on the everyday practices of academic writing, including teaching, writing, and publishing. The forum will be published in the next issue of the Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies. We hope to present multiple perspectives from across disciplines, illuminating the diverse spectrum of writing practice, pedagogy, and scholarship.

To introduce the forum, we've published our first two essays online: "Wiggle Room and Writing" by Virginia R. Dominguez and "A University's Writing Practices from the Inside Perspective of the Writing Center" by Carol Severino and Matthew Gilchrist. Both are engaging, thought provoking, practice-based essays about how writing is taught and produced at the University. Both essays provide insights that can be applied to pedagogy and practice, as well as provoke self-reflection about what we do and why. They can be found at We are seeking submissions that share similar concerns as these two essays.

Submissions should range from 1,500-3,000 words in MLA format.

Submissions and questions can be sent to Amit Baishya at or to the Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, English Department, 308 English-Philosophy Building,
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242. Mailed submissions must include an electronic copy.

Deadline for Submission: 6 November 2009.

Fields of Interest Include:

Methods and practices of instructing students (undergraduate & graduate)

Creative writing in the university
Writing in the social sciences
Writing in the 'hard' sciences
Business writing
Writing and the medical community
Administrative writing and university communication
Grant writing
Editing and other writing work done by academics and students

Publishing and Collecting:
Scholarly journals
Literary journals
Academic presses
Independent presses
Web-based publications
Special Collections and conservation

The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies is a peer-reviewed publication edited by graduate students that mixes traditional approaches and contemporary interventions in the interdisciplinary humanities and interpretive social sciences. Visit the website at